Date of Award
Master of Science
Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging (to 2013)
Dr. Erika Hrehorova
Dr. Margaret Joyce
Masters Thesis-Campus Only
Increasing demand for lighter grades of printing grades of paper continue to drive the need for alternative processes, methods and techniques in papermaking. The high cost of high efficiency opacifying pigments makes for a lucrative market in the papermaking pigments and fillers sector. The pressure to reduce costs is creating difficulties for papermakers due to demands for better paper quality. Understanding the science of papermaking is critical in the development of alternative methods and products to attain desired paper properties. With lighter grades, maintaining opacity and strength is vital in the print industry. This paper is about the application of a new pigment initially developed for the paint industry in the production of LWC paper.
Tan, Frederick C., "Wet-End Additive and Coating Pigment Application of an Alternative Pigment for Printing Paper Grades" (2009). Master's Theses. 300.